The Triumph of Columbus. A fac-simile of the original sketch by Columbus himsef, was sent by him from Seville in 1502, and is preserved in the city hall at Genoa. The figure sitting beside Columbus is Providence; Envy and Ignorance are hinted at as monsters following in his wake; while Constancy, Tolerance, the Christian Religion, Victory, and Hope attend him. Above all is the floating figure of Fame blowing two trumpets, one marked "Genoa," the other "Fama Columbi." Harrisse says that good judges assign this picture to Columbus' own hand, though none of the drawings ascribed to him are authentic beyond doubt; while it is very true that he had the reputation of being a good draughtsman.

Triumph of Columbus

The Triumph of Columbus. A fac-simile of the original sketch by Columbus himsef, was sent by him from…

A Blackland (or meadow hoe), reading "True-Temper Triumph", displayed horizontally.

Hoe

A Blackland (or meadow hoe), reading "True-Temper Triumph", displayed horizontally.

From the story "The Lieutenant's Island." The lieutenant rides an elephant proudly out of the jungle where he had been held captive

The Lieutenant Riding an Elephant

From the story "The Lieutenant's Island." The lieutenant rides an elephant proudly out of the jungle…

"A medal prepared by Napoleon to be issued at London in honor of his expected triumph. It represents Hercules overthrowing a merman and bears the legend Frappée à Londres - 'Struck in London' - 1804."—Webster, 1920

A Napoleonic Medal

"A medal prepared by Napoleon to be issued at London in honor of his expected triumph. It represents…

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Ramesses II returning in triumph from Syria.

Ramesses II Returning From Syria

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Ramesses II returning in triumph from Syria.

A triumphal column in Rome, commemorating Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.

Column of Trajan

A triumphal column in Rome, commemorating Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.

An Egyptian triumph.

Triumph

An Egyptian triumph.